Friday, April 28, 2017

Who Wrote The Prayer Hail Mary?

The first line of Hail Mary, originally in Greek, is a verse from the Gospel according to St Luke 1:28 when the archangel Gabriel announced to Mary that she was to carry the child Jesus.
Hail, favoured one! The Lord is with you."

The second line is from Luke 1:42 when Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. Elizabeth said to Mary ~
Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

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The devotion may have started in 1100s. Christian faithfuls used it as a form of greeting ~

Hail, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee.

The tradition of reciting the first two lines with the name Mary added after the word Hail started in the middle of the 13th century in Europe.

The petition part of the prayer
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of death. Amen.

 first appeared in print in 1495. The prayer was written in Latin with the absence of the word nóstrae.

Sáncta María, Máter Déi, óra pro nóbis peccatóribus, nunc et in hóra mórtis. Ámen.

In his Cathechism in 1555, St Peter Canisius SJ, a renowned Dutch Jesuit priest, is credited for adding to the Hail Mary this line ~
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners.

In 1566, The Cathechism of the Council of Trent completed and made the prayer official as we know today.

In Latin ~

Áve María, grátia pléna,
Dóminus técum.
Benedícta tu in muliéribus,
et benedíctus frúctus véntris túi, Iésus.
Sáncta María, Máter Déi,
óra pro nóbis peccatóribus,
nunc et in hóra mórtis nóstrae. Ámen.

In English ~

Hail, Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with thee.
Blessed are thou amongst women
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.

Who is St Petrus Canisius?

St Peter Canisius SJ (feast 28 April) was a strong leader of the restoration of the Catholic Church in Europe following the Protestant Reformation.

How Many Lives Are Saved With Immunisation?

According to the World Health Organisation, immunisation saves 2 to 3 million lives every year. Between 2010 and 2015, WHO estimated that vaccines saved at least 10 million deaths. The most successful vaccine benefit would be the eradication of polio. As of 2017, Afghanistan reported only 3 cases of poliovirus. Pakistan reported 2 cases. Nigeria so far had not detected a case. In 2014, India was free of poliovirus.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Who Is The Sixth President of the Fifth Republic of the Philippines?

Elected and assumed position on 30 June 2016, Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the 16th president of the Philippines. On the other hand, he is however, the sixth president of the Fifth Republic of the Philippines. The Fifth Republic commenced on 2 February 1987.

From 1988 to 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte was the Mayor of Davao City. He has been in public office since 1986. He was born in Maasin Southern Leyte on 28 March 1945. A law graduate of San Beda College, he passed the bar examination in 1973. Prior to taking up law, he studied political science at the Lyceum of the Philippines University.

Who are the Presidents of the Fifth Republic

6th 2016 - Present
Rodrigo Roa Duterte
5th 2010 - 2016
Benigno S Aquino III
4th 2001 - 2010
Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
3rd 1998 - 20 January 2001
Joseph Ejercito Estrada
2nd 1992 - 1998
Fidel V Ramos
1st 2 Februay 1987 - 30 June 1992
Corazon C Aquino

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Who Was The Undersecretary of Trade and Industry Appointed By President Corazon Aquino?

Then President Corazon Aquino appointed Gloria Macapagal Arroyo as Undersecretary of Trade and Industry.

What was Gloria Macapagal's career before she became the 14th President of the Philippines?

She was a teacher.

Who received the highest votes in the history of Philippine election?

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was re-elected as senator in 1995 with nearly 16 million votes -- the highest so far in the history of Philippine election. She also holds the record of having received the highest votes in the history of vice-presidential elections, having received almost 13 million votes. She authored 55 laws on economic and social reform.

Friday, April 7, 2017

When Is World Health Day?

World Health Day is 7 April. This year 2017, World Health Day focuses on depression. Depression tops the list of causes of ill health and disability. Last year, World Health Day focused on diabetes.

The video that follows is WHO's campaign on how you can help your family and friends beat depression. The campaign is entitled "Let's Talk."

When Did the First Apparition of Our Lady at Fátima Occur?

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On 13 May 1917, three shepherd children, namely Lucia (10 years old), Francisco (8), and Jacinta (6), saw a Lady in all white and brilliant than the sun, who introduced herself as the Angel of Peace. The Lady was wearing a white mantle edged with gold, and holding a rosary. She asked the children to pray the rosary everyday and devote themselves to the Holy Trinity. The devotion to the Lady spread as devotion to Our Lady of Fatima - a name added to the hundreds of appellations attributed to Mary, Mother of Jesus.

When did the Catholic Church recognised the apparition as "worthy of belief?"

In 1930, the Catholic Church recognised the apparitions and miracles at Fatima as "worthy of belief." This year, 2017, the Catholic Church celebrates the 100 years of devotion to Our Lady of Fatima. The feast day of Our Lady of Fatima is every 13th of May.

Fátima is a parish in Portugal.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

What Are The Events That DOH Regularly Hold?

The Department of Health holds regularly events every month. The following are the monthly health events and awareness campaigns that DOH has organised and continue to sponsor and support.


  • Liver Cancer Awareness and Prevention Month
  • Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • ZERO Waste Month
  • Deworming of School Children, Kinder to Grade 6)
  • Deworming of Pre-school Children and Adults
  • 3rd WeekNational Cancer Consciousness Week
    Autism Consciousness Week
  • 4th Week
    Goiter Awareness Week
  • January 25
    World Leprosy Day


  • Philippine Heart Month
  • Oral Health Month
  • National Health Insurance Program Month
  • National Down Syndrome Consciousness Month
  • 1st Week
    National Health Research Forum for Action
    National Mental Retardation Week
  • 2nd Week
    National Awareness Week for the Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Exploitation
  • 4th Week
    Leprosy Control Week
    National Rare Disease Week


  • Rabies Awareness Month
  • International Women's Month
  • March 3
    International Ear Care Day
  • March 8
    International Women's Day
  • March 24
    World TB Day


  • National Hemophilia Awareness Month
  • April 7
    World Health Day
  • April 17
    National Hemophilia Day
  • 4th Week
    Head and Neck Consciousness Week
  • April 25
    World Malaria Day
  • April 25-29
    World Immunisation Week


  • Generics Awareness Month
  • National Epilepsy Awareness Month
  • 2nd Week
    National Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 10
    World Suicide Prevention Day
  • September 28
    World Rabies Day


  • National Children's Month
  • October 1-7
    National Newborn Screening Week
    Filipino Elderly Week
  • 2nd Week
    National Mental Health Week
    Garantisadong Pambata Week
  • October 8
    World Sight Day
  • October 10
    World Mental Health Day
  • 3rd Week
    Bone and Joint Awareness Week
    Health Education Week
    National Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Week
  • October 15
    Global Handwashing Day
  • October 25-29
    Food Safety Awareness Week
  • October 29
    World Psoriasis Day


  • Filariasis Awareness Month
  • Traditional and Alternative Health Care Month
  • Malaria Awareness Month
  • November 7
    National Food Fortification Day
  • 2nd Week
    National Skin Disease Detection and Prevention Week
  • November 14
    World Diabetes Day
  • 3rd Week
    Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week
    National Consciousness Week Against Counterfeit Medicine
  • November 19
    World Toilet Day
  • 4th Week
    Population and Development Week
    18-Day Campaign To End Violence Against Women (VAW)
  • November 25
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Day
    National Consciousness Day for the Elimination of VAWC (Violence Against Women and Children, Republic Act 10398)


  • Firecrackers Injury Prevention Month
  • December 1
    World AIDS Day
  • December 3
    International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the Philippines
  • 1st Week
    Ear, Nose and Throat Consciousness Week
  • December 5
    National Health Emergency Preparedness Day
  • 2nd Week
    Linggo ng Kabataan
  • December 10
    National Youth Health Day